Tuesday, September 24, 2013

SFP Grand Prix Kansas Speedway Night Run


 It's been a great series and the Championship Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT is this coming weekend Sept. 27th and 28th. The big news here is Mazda with the little engine that could, SKYACTIV-D Clean Diesel.  Team Mazda is 2nd and 3rd in the championship, team Visit Florida Racing/Speedsource and Mazdaspeed/Speedsource are 6 and 11 points behind the BGB Motorsports in GX class if either Mazda team wins this coming weekend that 4 diesel banger takes the championship. 

In the GT class, Stevenson Motorsports still has a shot at the title there in 3rd place for the championship, Magnus Racing is on top followed by Scuderia Corsa, this is going to be a battle at Lime Rock Park. 

 As far as DP class goes well this two will be a ball buster, Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates who's drivers are Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas are sitting on top but Wayne Taylor Racing with drivers Jordan Taylor and Max Angelelli which are the number 1 and 2 drivers this year in the Rolex series are in 2nd place for the championship. 



Right now take a look at Kansas, Jordan Taylor was up to the task, holding off Scott Pruett all the way to the checkered flag.  Taylor won by .568 seconds in the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP started by Max Angelelli.  Winning their third race of the season, they also came from fifth to regain the lead in the DP championship standings with only two races remaining. 


  In GT, Alessandro Balzan took his first Rolex Series victory, joining Leh Keen in the No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia.  Balzan led the final 30 laps, holding off Patrick Long in the No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche GT3 that was started by Patrick Lindsey.  Emil Assentato and Anthony Lazzaro rounded out the podium in the No. 69 AIM Autosport Team FXDD Ferrari 458. 

Joel Miller took his fifth GX victory of the season in the No. 00 Visit Florida Racing/SpeedSource Mazda6 co-driven by Tristan Nunez.  It was Mazda’s seventh straight victory in the class. Jim Norman finished second in the No. 38 BGB Motorsports Porsche Cayman co-driven by Spencer Pumpelly, with Miller cutting Norman’s lead in the standings to seven points (329-322). 

One to GO!

Rolex standings

GRAND-AMvids

 
Race Strategy 

Rolex Sports Car Series drivers in the 2013 championship battle talk strategy. 

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